On Wed, Oct 31, 2001 at 09:08:12AM -0500, LeVan,Ralph wrote:
> I am determined to keep cross-database searching out of SRW!
> Here is the argument I've been making from the beginning about this issue:
> Users don't care whether the two databases that they want to search are on
> the same server or not. They will enter searches that cross two databases
> on different servers. The client code must be able to handle the cross
> database searching in this case. If the client must be able to handle the
> cross database searching, then why should the server have to do it?
> Especially when it adds considerable complexity to the standard. Don't do
Fair enough. I actually thought of the cross server problem in the
care driving home too. And a site can always create a single database
which is mapped onto multiple databases behind the scenes anyway.
Ok - so no server or database selection in ZNG.
ps: Sorry for reraising old issues - I only joined this list recently! :-)